Serious Motor Vehicle Accident | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Serious Motor Vehicle Accident

At 3.10pm on the 19th of March 2020, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked by 111 to a serious motor vehicle accident on State Highway 1 near Centenial Drive Taupo. On arrival at the scene The female driver was still trapped in the vehicle and the fire service were providing access utilising their cutting equipment.

Rob Keating, Greenlea Intensive Care Paramedic was able to provide expert assistance to the St John Ambulance team who were already at the MVA. The woman was stabilised after being removed from the vehicle and was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment. The male passenger was treated at the scene by St John Ambulance staff.

 

We Need You

Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation, this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

Support your rescue helicopter and make a lifesaving difference.

Saving Lives, Together.

Sign up to our newsletter